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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Metatarsal fracture

    Can you claim for a metatarsal fracture?

    Our metatarsal bones are the long bones in our foot which connect our ankles to our toes. They also help us with balance when we stand and walk. A sudden blow or severe twist of our foot, or in some cases overuse, can cause a break or sudden fracture in one of the bones, known as a metatarsal fracture.

    There are a number of ways any one of us could suffer from a metatarsal fracture. For some people it can occur as a result of something heavy dropping on their feet. Others may get a fracture due to someone aggressively tackling them while playing football or another contact sport. Regardless of how you have experienced your metatarsal fracture, understand that Accident Advice Helpline have inhouse lawyers who will work with you through your journey to claim for compensation.

    The different types of fracture

    There are two ways in which a metatarsal fracture can affect you. One form of fracture is acute which occurs instantly due to something landing or dropping on your foot. The pain kicks in very quickly with an acute fracture.

    The second type is known as a stress fracture, this type develops over time. Due to the nature of this form of  fracture you may not be instantly aware of the damage.

    Important information on claiming

    It’s important to seek medical assistance to establish what type of metatarsal fracture you have. The lawyer that works on your case will need to know as many case details as possible to try and get you the most compensation possible..

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    If the accident has taken place in your place of employment, there may be a case against your employer, as you are supposed to be looked after as an employee.

    More information on Accident Advice Helpline

    Even if you haven’t experienced a metatarsal fracture, you can still claim for road traffic accidents, slips, trips, and falls, medical negligence, accidents at work, faulty products, food poisoning, sporting accidents, holiday accidents, industrial diseases, criminal injury, and many more.

    Accident Advice Helpline website has lots of information on the claims process and hundreds of articles on all the different types of accidents that you can claim for. There is also a 30-second eligibility calculator which determines whether or not you can claim and if so, you can use the compensation calculator to establish how much you may be entitled to.

    We are here for you to guide you through the first steps of your claim. We work hard to provide you with a professional service. You can call our advisers free from a land line on 0800 689 0500, or if you wish to call from a mobile, the number to call is 0333 500 0993.

    Alternatively, if you would like a professional member of the customer service team to call you back simply text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010.

    Date Published: 11th February 2014

    Author: joanna

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